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Shelter NFI Field Support Assistant needed at Committed To Good

Job title : Shelter NFI Field Support Assistant

Job Location : Benue

Deadline : April 08, 2024

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Overview of position    

  • Established in 1951, our client is the leading inter governmental organization in the field of migration & works closely with governmental, intergovernmental & non governmental partners. Our client is dedicated to promoting humane & orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services & advice to governments & migrants.
  • Besides forced displacement & deepening humanitarian needs, Benue state also faces deepening vulnerabilities as a result of hydro meteorological hazards such as floods & drought & the ever increasing competition for resources. Our client intends to expand its footprint of saving lives & responding to needs through shelter & essential household & personal items for the displaced households. Working under the overall supervision of the Shelter – NFI Project Officer & the direct supervision of the Shelter & NFI Project Assistants, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting in the planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of Shelter & NFI activities in Benue.

Role objectives    

  • Support in conducting shelter & Non Food Items (NFI) needs assessments according to standard tools provided by the Shelter / NFI unit in IDP camps & out of camp locations.
  • Support in conducting key informant interviews & focus group discussions as required by program needs.
  • Arrange, plan & carry out any distributions related to shelter & / or NFI activities maintaining all protocols & standard operating procedures & liaising with other relevant staff including but not limited to emergency response & office of staff security.
  • Support in ensuring that all distributions are well documented & reported as required.
  • Support in conducting post distribution & post intervention monitoring of activities, including beneficiary feedback surveys guided by standard tools provided by the unit.
  • Support to collect, record & report on success stories from different shelter / NFI activities, including transcription & translation of qualitative data such as audio visual contents into word documents.
  • Liaise with other program units & all relevant stakeholders (humanitarian partners, government, security forces) in the planning & implementation of activities.
  • Support the Housing, Land & Property (HLP) Officer & the Shelter – HLP Field Support Assistant in activities related to HLP integration in shelter programs, including tenure mapping, HLP assessments, verification of ownership, etc. Report timely & follow up on any HLP issue arising.
  • Ensure that the data collected through any of the above channels is of high quality & accurately reflects the responses received.
  • Report in a timely manner to the supervisor(s) / office any challenge encountered & provide recommendations on how to address such challenge(s).
  • Prepare, maintain & update Shelter & NFI beneficiary registration matrices & source documents by collecting relevant data from the field, as well as maintain effective communication with the supervisor to provide updates on the progress & the challenges encountered during the field data collection.
  • Organize & maintain records of all documents related to conducted activities, such as; reports, pictures, success stories & share them whenever requested.
  • Support shelter construction activities where needed & particularly by keeping detailed stock counts of materials according to templates provided, as well as support Shelter Technical Supervisors in preparing attendance & payment sheets for casual labourers.
  • Report any deviations of non food items to the Project Assistants & take corrective measures if required.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Project reporting    

  • This role will be working under the overall supervision of the Shelter – NFI Project Officer & the direct supervision of the Shelter & NFI Project Assistants.

Key competencies    

  • Certificate or diploma or degree in social sciences, statistics, business, economics or any relevant field with excellent knowledge of field operations & community engagement with a minimum 2 years of experience in similar capacity, preferably within the humanitarian or development fields.
  • Excellent knowledge of working with Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, Power Point.
  • Knowledge of working with mobile data collection apps such as Kobo & ODK.
  • Minimum knowledge of humanitarian shelter / NFI programming is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of participatory methods & community engagement approaches.
  • Ability to work quickly & accurately & pay attention to details.
  • An understanding of data confidentiality issues.
  • Ability to multitask, excellent organizational & administrative skills.
  • Willingness to assist efficiently in a very busy environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines & work under pressure.
  • Ability to stay in high risk areas for prolonged duration with remote management from supervisors.
  • Ability to present clear & concise information & good written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively & harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures & professional backgrounds.  
  • Working with data collection tools. Kobo ODK.
  • Working with Microsoft Office.
  • Capacity to carry out focused group discussions & assessments in deep field locations.
  • For all applicants, fluency in English language is required (oral & written).
  • Working knowledge of Tiv is desired.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences. Encourages diversity & inclusion.
  • Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected & fairly treated.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner. Is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own actions & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
  • Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision. Assists others to realize & develop their leadership & professional potential.
  • Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best & develop their potential.
  • Promotes shared values & creates an atmosphere of trust & honesty.
  • Works strategically to realize the organization’s goals & communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Leads with humility & shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

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